Moriarty High’s softball team swept last Friday’s district doubleheader against Grants, winning the first game 10-7 in extra innings and the second game 16-11.

After Grants scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning of the first game, the umpires invoked the International Tie-breaker—automatically placing a lead-off runner at second base—in the extra eighth inning. Moriarty head coach Tonya Walden said it was “a little nerve racking,” but added that the Lady Pintos hit the ball well and plated 3 runs in their half of the eighth to take the victory.

The Pintos baseball team split last Saturday’s home district doubleheader against Grants, winning the first game 4-0 before losing 3-2.

Moriarty’s baseball and softball squads both played Albuquerque Academy Tuesday after The Independent went to print.

Estancia’s softball squad swept last Thursday’s district doubleheader at Pecos, 18-3 and 20-11.

The Bears baseball team picked up a home sweep April 13 over Tohatchi, 26-0 and 11-1.

East Mountain softball split last Saturday’s district doubleheader at Ruidoso, winning the first game 9-7 before dropping the second game 20-10.

The Timberwolves baseball squad lost both ends of Monday’s home twin bill against district-rival Portales, 9-1 and 6-2. The T’Wolves also got swept in last Saturday’s district doubleheader at Ruidoso, 10-0 and 18-1.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at